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Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites.Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in New York and Ohio and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

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  1. Molinaro Releases Letter Claiming Tappan Zee Bridge Opening Was Rushed, Risking Safety

    Molinaro Releases Letter Claiming Tappan Zee Bridge Opening Was Rushed, Risking Safety

    Republican Marc Molinaro released a copy of a July 20 letter to the state Thruway Authority that the gubernatorial candidate said shows contractors rushed to open the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.The letter to Project Director Jamey Barbas, signed by Terry Towle, project executive and manager of Tappan Zee Contractors, said, in part: "TZC also remains concerned with and reserves all ...

  2. New Website Created By Political Foe To 'Dig Up Dirt' On Gov. Cuomo

    New Website Created By Political Foe To 'Dig Up Dirt' On Gov. Cuomo

    Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has created a political website for whistleblowers to provide tips on suspected crimes committed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration.Molinaro, a Republican running for governor on Nov. 6, said he created CuomoLeaks.com after “countless calls, often in whispered tones” alleging wrongdoing by top Cuomo aides and appointees.“For months, my campaign ...

  3. Gere Sighting: Westchester Actor Spotted At Upstate Restaurant With Pregnant Wife

    Gere Sighting: Westchester Actor Spotted At Upstate Restaurant With Pregnant Wife

    Actor Richard Gere of Pound Ridge was an Upstate hit when he ate breakfast at a North Syracuse diner on Saturday, Sept. 22.Gere stopped into Julie's Diner on Route 11 with his pregnant wife, Alejandra Silva, his father, Homer Gere of North Syracuse, and another unidentified woman, according to this report by Syracuse.comThe 69-year-old actor married the 35-year-old Spanish ...

  4. Carmel Residents To Vote On $25.5M Bond For School Renovations

    Carmel Residents To Vote On $25.5M Bond For School Renovations

    The Carmel Central School District proposes a $25.5 million bond issue for major renovations including new roofs. The vote is on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.School Superintendent Andy Irvin said the roofs at all five schools are more than 30 years old and need to be replaced. He says there was already one flood at the high school this summer.Staff came in one morning this ...

  5. Former IBM Campus In Somers Could Become Private High School For 1,800 Students

    Former IBM Campus In Somers Could Become Private High School For 1,800 Students

    The owners of the former IBM property have begun the process of getting approval from the town for their plan to renovate the behemoth building into a STEM academy boarding school for up to 1,800 students.The academy, which has yet to be named, plans to open off of Route 100 in 2020 --starting with ninth and 10th grades.Evergreen Ridge, a recently formed school campus development ...

  6. Cybercriminals Targeting Online Payroll Accounts Of Employees, FBI Says

    Cybercriminals Targeting Online Payroll Accounts Of Employees, FBI Says

    Cybercriminals are targeting online payroll accounts of employees in order to change bank account info and redirect direct deposits, according to the FBI.The federal government has received complaints reporting cybercriminals are targeting the online payroll accounts of employees in a variety of industries. Institutions most affected are education, healthcare and commercial ...

  7. Pair Of Downtown White Plains Office Buildings Sell For $16M

    Pair Of Downtown White Plains Office Buildings Sell For $16M

    Mack-Cali Realty Corp. has sold a pair of downtown White Plains office buildings on Barker Avenue in separate deals totaling $16 million, according to Westfair.County property records show the six-story, 68,000-square-foot 1 Barker Ave. office building sold for $9.3 million. The deed was recorded Sept. 13. The same day, a separate deed recorded the $6.7 million sale of the six-story, ...

  8. Westchester Advocacy Group Slams Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into US

    Westchester Advocacy Group Slams Trump's New Low 'Cap' On Refugees Allowed Into US

    President Trump's plan to lower the cap on the number of refugees allowed into America is drawing fire from area groups who assist people seeking asylum in the United States.On Monday, the Trump Administration announced a plan to cap the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. from 45,000 to 30,000 in fiscal year 2019.Kathie O'Callaghan, who works with Hearts and Homes for Refugees, a ...

  9. 48th Annual Horse Show & Country Fair Attracts Thousands At Blue Mountain

    48th Annual Horse Show & Country Fair Attracts Thousands At Blue Mountain

    The Rotary Club of Peekskill is preparing to host its 48th annual Horse Show and Country Fair this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30 at the Blue Mountain ReservationThe Rotary Club of Peekskill was chartered 99 years ago and has approximately 85 members from Peekskill and the town of Cortlandt.Peekskill Rotary President Cathy Johansen said, “Rotarians are people of action. That’s why we ...

  10. Avon Laying Off 100 Workers, Closing Operations In Westchester

    Avon Laying Off 100 Workers, Closing Operations In Westchester

    Avon Products Inc. announced it is laying off about 100 employees in its Rye data center, closing the rest of the Rye operations over the next year and consolidating U.S. operations in Suffern.Avon CEO Jan Zijderveld cited the company’s international focus in a press release, attributing the actions to a strategy of “simplifying our U.S. operations,” “providing fuel for growth” and ...

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